I thought for sure my wife was going to hang me, but instead of making it worse she went out and bought me a new camera for my fishing adventures. I now have a Olympus Stylus TG-310 that is both waterproof and shock proof which is a lot safer for me and exactly what I wanted. I'm sure this purchase wasn't meant to make me feel better, but to keep me away from her cameras instead. Well it worked.
From the Olympus Website
Tough on action, but soft on your budget. This Tough camera captures high-quality pictures and HD video of all your family's adventures. Waterproof, Shockproof and Freezeproof, the TG-310 is the perfect camera for a family ski vacation or just an afternoon by the pool. Reliable and economical – an ideal combination.The TG-310 is a nice little 14megapixel compact camera at just 3.8"W x 2.5"H x 0.9"D. This camera fits anywhere and fits nicely in my fishing vest. It doesn't float which is probably a good thing when wading in the water, but not so good when in a boat. I solved the floating issue by adding a couple of large fishing floats to the wrist strap. They get in the way a little bit but I figured they are worth it in the long run,especially when wading in deep water or fishing from the boat.
|Taken with the TG-310 during an early morning fishing trip|
The TG-310 has a 3.6x optical zoom with a 2.7" LCD screen. I am always shooting outdoors and I would have liked a larger zoom , but the upper end models of the TG offer a larger zoom if you really need it. The TG-310 is also listed as Freezeproof but I will have to test this out during the late waterfowl season.
|Penns Creek Brown captured with the TG-310|
There is a lot to this camera so make sure you take the time to read the manual and understand the features or you will get frustrated. I am extremely happy with this camera and very pleased with the image results and thankful that my wife didn't kill me.
If you are in the market for a new point and shoot camera to take along on all your outdoor adventures make sure to give the Olympus TG-310 or any of the TOUGH series cameras a try.
Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this review. This product was purchased by us and the opinions and comments in the above post are mine and mine only.